15 days in Chile Itinerary

15 days in Chile Itinerary

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15 days in Chile Itinerary

Start: Santiago
1
Santiago
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Santa Cruz
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Pucon
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Puerto Varas
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
5
Coyhaique
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Santiago

5
nights
Santiago

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Get out of town with these interesting Santiago side-trips: Ski Portillo (in Portillo) and Concha y Toro (in Pirque). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at San Cristóbal Hill, see the interesting displays at La Chascona, admire the striking features of Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), and tour the pleasant surroundings at Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Santiago holiday maker .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Santiago. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Santa Cruz.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Valle Nevado - Ski Resort Chile, Ski Portillo Just For The Day, Concha y Toro
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Cerro Santa Lucia ©
Cerro Santa Lucia
Patio Bellavista ©
Patio Bellavista

2
nights
Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz ©
The Chilean city of Santa Cruz offers a view into the country's agricultural and pastoral heritage, with well-preserved colonial-era traditions and architecture.
On the 9th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Vina Las Ninas, then do a tasting at Clos Apalta Lapostolle, and then learn about winemaking at Viu Manent Winery. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: do a tasting at MontGras and then examine the collection at Colchagua Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Santa Cruz trip planner .

You can drive from Santiago to Santa Cruz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Santa Cruz are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pucon.

Things to do in Santa Cruz

Wineries Museums
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Clos Apalta Lapostolle ©
Clos Apalta Lapostolle
Colchagua Museum ©
Colchagua Museum
MontGras ©
MontGras

2
nights
Pucon

Pucon ©
Nestled in the shadow of the snow-capped Villarrica volcano, Pucon ranks among the world's premier destinations for adventure sports and high-thrills activities.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): stop by Mercado Fritz, then take in the natural beauty of Termas Geometricas, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas de Pucon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Villarrica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Villarrica, and then identify plant and animal life at Region IX Ltd.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pucon road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Santa Cruz to Pucon takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Puerto Varas.

Things to do in Pucon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Villarrica
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Termas Geometricas ©
Termas Geometricas
Lake Villarrica ©
Lake Villarrica
Catedral de Villarrica ©
Catedral de Villarrica

3
nights
Puerto Varas

Puerto Varas ©
Overlooking a lake, with a conical volcano looming in the background, Puerto Varas enjoys memorable scenery but retains its authentic atmosphere.
When in Puerto Varas, make a side trip to see Parque Nacional Alerce Andino in Puerto Montt, approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Petrohué Waterfalls, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Llanquihue, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Volcan Osorno, and take an in-depth tour of Puerto Montt Historical Museum Juan Pablo II.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Puerto Varas day trip site .

You can drive from Pucon to Puerto Varas in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Puerto Varas, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Coyhaique.

Things to do in Puerto Varas

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Puerto Montt
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Petrohué Waterfalls ©
Petrohué Waterfalls
Lago Todos Los Santos ©
Lago Todos Los Santos
Volcan Osorno ©
Volcan Osorno

2
nights
Coyhaique

Coyhaique ©
Founded in 1929, Coyhaique is a young city--a baby by world standards--developed from humble agricultural origins to become the capital and main hub of the largely rural Aysen Region.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museo Regional de Aysen, identify plant and animal life at Coyhaique National Reserve, and then take some stellar pictures from Mirador Marchant. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Coyhaique holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Puerto Varas to Coyhaique takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Puerto Varas in August; daily highs in Coyhaique reach 9°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coyhaique

Wildlife Parks Trails
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Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo ©
Reserva Nacional Cerro Castillo
Coyhaique National Reserve ©
Coyhaique National Reserve
Museo Regional de Aysen ©
Museo Regional de Aysen

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